Dzeko not looking to leave Manchester City, insists agent

According to the player's representative, the Bosnian striker is keen to remain in England despite dropping down the pecking order, amid reported interest from Italy

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is determined to stay at the Etihad Stadium, despite reports linking the player with a move to Juventus, according to his agent.

There has been widespread speculation about the Bosnian’s future for much of the second half of City's successful Premier League campaign, after the former Wolfsburg hitman fell behind Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez in the pecking order.

The striker's agent Irfan Redzepagic met with Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta, increasing rumours of an imminent move to Turin, but the representative has since stressed that Dzeko is happy in England and has no immediate plans to leave City.

He told tuttomercatoweb: "Dzeko remains at Manchester City. We are pleased for the rumours about Juventus, they are a great club.

"But Edin plans to stay at Manchester City. I recently spoke with Marotta, but we talked about other things and we have not talked about Dzeko, because he wants to play in England at City. I think Edin won't leave City."

Dzeko joined City in January 2011, after an extremely successful spell at Wolfsburg, but has largely struggled for form since, scoring just 16 goals in 45 games.